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 lean initiative and lean toward


The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

lean initiative and lean toward  how people start a Lean initiative is critical to the success of the first Lean project. If the first project isn't successful, there is a good chance that there won't even be a second effort, and the first project won't be successful if there is no measurable impact to the bottom line or to strategic objectives. Unfortunately, most Lean efforts begin with a tactical approach, rather than a strategic one. This is a key factor in the high percentage of failed Lean programs. Ironically, a tactical approach

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